State and Federal laws apply to all vehicles, including their operation, equipment, and licensing. You are responsible for knowing these laws. View the Florida Motor Vehicle Regulations website.
Florida law requires off highway vehicles purchased after July 1, 2002 and operated on public lands to be titled. Applications must be submitted to your local tax collector's office or Department of Motor Vehicles. Link to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
Unlicensed vehicles are prohibited on numbered forest roads.
Roads are for licensed vehicles only and designated with a brown fiberglass post (no charge).
Trails are for unlicensed vehicles only (fees charged).
Trails with a white fiberglass post are for motorcycles only (fees charged).
Trails with a yellow fiberglass post are for motorcycles, utility vehicles and ATVs (fees charged).
Cross country travel (where there are no existing roads or trails) is prohibited.
In campgrounds, picnic sites, and other developed areas, except OHV trailheads, unlicensed vehicles should be trailered or carried by other means of transportation when entering or leaving the area.
OHV trails can only be accessed from designated OHV Trailheads.
Respect the rights of hikers, campers, horseback riders, and other forest users to enjoy their activities undisturbed.